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Chelsea are the guests at St James' Park on Saturday for the Premier League game with home side Newcastle United.
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Newcastle United won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 2-0 Premier League loss in their previous game against Southampton.
In that game, Newcastle United managed 39% possession and 4 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Southampton got 15 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Che Adams (7') and Stuart Armstrong (82') scored for Southampton.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Newcastle United have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that The Magpies have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 10 goals along the way. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend will be maintained in this upcoming match.
Chelsea head into the clash after a 4-1 Premier League win over Sheffield United in their previous match.
In that game, Chelsea managed 70% possession and 20 shots on goal with 9 on target. For Chelsea, goals were scored by Tammy Abraham (23'), Ben Chilwell (34'), Thiago Silva (77') and Timo Werner (80'). At the other end, Sheffield United had 6 shots on goal with 3 on target. David McGoldrick (9') was the scorer for Sheffield United.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Chelsea has become noticeable of late. Examining their last 6 meetings shows that it’s occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal total of 1 while The Blues have scored 14.
Going into this one, Chelsea are undefeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/01/2018 shows that Newcastle United have won 2 of these games and Chelsea 4, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
A sum of 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 of them from The Magpies and 8 created by The Blues. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The previous league contest featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 23 on 18/01/2020 when the final score was Newcastle United 1-0 Chelsea.
On that occasion, Newcastle United managed 30% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Isaac Hayden (94').
Chelsea had 19 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Chris Kavanagh.
Team News: Newcastle United
Matt Ritchie (Shoulder Injury), Martin Dubravka (Heel Bone Injury) and Ryan Fraser (Thigh Problems) aren’t available for Newcastle boss Steve Bruce.
Team News: Chelsea
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there’s only the one fitness worry for the Chelsea manager Frank Lampard to be concerned with. Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery) misses out for this game.
In our view, Newcastle United will likely create enough chances to score against this Chelsea team, although just one goal is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We therefore reckon that it will be a very close game with a 1-2 winning score for Chelsea after the 90. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James' Park (52,305)
Captain: Jamaal Lascelles
Chairman: Lee Charnley
Manager: Steve Bruce
Competitions: Premier League position 13, EFL Cup (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Callum Wilson
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Callum Wilson was born in Coventry, England. Having played his first senior match for Coventry City in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 6 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 8 appearances.